Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Wed, November 13, 2013    USDA Market News Service

Afternoon National Slaughter Cattle Review as of 2:00 pm Wednesday

So far for Wednesday trading was inactiveo with very light demand. Not enough 
sales for a market trend. Last week in the Southern Plains live sales sold at 
131.00. In Nebraska live sales sold from 131.00-132.00 and dressed sales sold 
mostly at 207.00. For the prior week in Colorado live sales sold at 132.00. In
the Western Cornbelt last week live sales sold from 129.00-130.00 and dressed 
sales sold from 206.00-207.00.

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:         283            Week ago:      596          Year ago:      114
Week to Date:    2,195            Week ago:    2,389          Year ago:    1,869

Negotiated: prices paid for Domestic Slaughter steers and heifers:
(Information derived from the 5 area weighted average LM_CT100)

Live basis                 Steers                     Heifers
Over 80% Choice      130.50-130.50 avg 130.50         -       avg
65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades     130.50-130.50 avg 130.50         -       avg

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers
Over 80% Choice            -       avg          205.00-205.00 avg 205.00
65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades           -       avg          205.00-205.00 avg 205.00

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        21,300
Weighted avg weight:               865
Weighted avg net price:         209.11

Covers transactions reported at 2:00 pm today.  Comments and market conditions
may include information gathered from voluntary sources, all prices, weights
and head counts are only those gathered through the mandatory reporting system.

Source:  USDA Market News Service, St Joseph, MO
         (816)-238-0678 or (816)-676-7000 e-mail:

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